Thousands of children were orphaned or separated from their parents after the Haiti earthquake, leaving girls as young as 10 years old to provide for their younger siblings.
When you think of spring break destinations for college students, Haiti probably doesn’t top the list. The rebuilding projects in the earthquake-ravaged country don’t exactly convey a carefree vibe to combat the stresses of higher education.
“Because we are young they think we are little kids. But we represent the future of the country. We have the right to speak and express our feelings.”
Gender-based violence remains a chronic problem in Haiti, affecting hundreds of girls and women each year.
Although I've worked with IPPF/WHR for more than 20 years, last month was the first time I ever accompanied our supporters on an extensive visit to one of our Member Associations.